SKE48 Kin no Ai Gin no Ai Cover

Release Date: August 17, 2016

Track Listing

Type A

1. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai
2. Happy rankings (Ranking Girls)
3. Kon’ya wa Shake it ! (Love Crescendo)
4. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (off vocal)
5. Happy rankings (off vocal)
6. Kon’ya wa Shake it ! (off vocal)

Type B

1. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai
2. Madogiwa LOVER (Next Selection)
3. Kon’ya wa Shake it ! (Love Crescendo)
4. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (off vocal)
5. Madogiwa LOVER (off vocal)
6. Kon’ya wa Shake it ! (off vocal)

Type C

1. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai
2. Sayonara ga Utsukushikute (Aya Shibata’s graduation song)
3. Kon’ya wa Shake it ! (Love Crescendo)
4. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (off vocal)
5. Sayonara ga Utsukushikute (off vocal)
6. Kon’ya wa Shake it ! (off vocal)

Type D

1. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai
2. Ii Hito Ii Hito Sagi (Yancha na Tenshi to Yasashii Akuma)
3. Kon’ya wa Shake it! (Love Crescendo)
4. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (off vocal)
5. Ii Hito Ii Hito Sagi (off vocal)
6. Kon’ya wa Shake it! (off vocal)

Theater Edition

1.Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai
2. Kon’ya wa Shake it! (Love Crescendo)
3. SKE48 20th Single Medley
4. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (off vocal)
5. Kon’ya wa Shake it! (off vocal)

Review

Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai is SKE48’s 20th single, and the last single for Shibata Aya. It’s one of the slower and darker SKE48 songs, but doesn’t quite have the oomph of its similar predecessors. Everything that built up to the chorus felt dramatic, but once it actually hit, was rather anticlimactic. A bit disappointing, but at least the artistic PV was somewhat interesting to watch.

The b-side, Sayonara ga Utsukushikute, is Shibata Aya’s graduation song. It’s a pretty decent song built on a pretty piano instrumental, and I can imagine people with an attachment to her or the 4th generation liking it a lot.

Out of the other four b-sides, the more notable ones are Kon’ya wa Shake it! and Ii Hito Ii Hito Sagi. Unfortunately, Kon’ya wa Shake it! doesn’t have an MV, but based on music alone, is the most interesting song of the single. As for Ii Hito Ii Hito Sagi, the music video was honestly just kind of cute to watch (yay for Yakata Miki!), which in turn also made it more pleasing to listen to.

Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type A Regular Edition)

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Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type B Regular Edition)

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Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type C Regular Edition)

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Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type D Regular Edition)

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Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type A Limited Edition)

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Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type B Limited Edition)

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Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type C Limited Edition)

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Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (Type D Limited Edition)

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